Next Issue of 'Batman' Shows the Dark Knight Proposing to Catwoman

Tuesday, 06 June 2017 - 9:35PM
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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 - 9:35PM
Next Issue of 'Batman' Shows the Dark Knight Proposing to Catwoman
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Batman has long been known as the ultimate loner among superheroes. Superman has Lois Lane, Spider-Man has Mary Jane Watson, and Batman has... nothing too long term. Sure, Bruce Wayne has had a few flings here and there, but he's never had a longterm romantic interest like most of his comic book brethren.

But it looks like that could be changing now, because that old hound dog Batman may finally be getting married. In issue #24 of the current Batman comic series, which is part of DC Comics' newest line-wide reboot "DC Rebirth," the Caped Crusader pops the question to none other than Catwoman. The issue doesn't hit newsstands until June 7, but USA Today got the early scoop on what could be a major life-altering event for the character.

The proposal takes place while the two heroes (well, one hero and one antihero) are hanging out on the roofs of Gotham in the rain. Batman takes off his mask, tells Selina Kyle he loves her, and gets down on one knee. He then pulls out the diamond ring she tried to steal from him the very first time they met and says, "marry me." Aww, who knew the Dark Knight was such a romantic?


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The issue ends on a cliffhanger, so we won't know Catwoman's answer until issue #25. And according to writer Tom King, her answer will be a complicated one. Apparently, Bruce is set to reveal to her a very dark secret - something he's never told anyone - and she'll need to consider the ramifications of that in her response. King explains:

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"It's like, 'You think you know me, but you don't know me until this.' The actual answer will come after he reveals something he's never revealed to anyone, and she has to decide whether that's good or bad."
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We're assuming Catwoman says yes, because it wouldn't be much of a story otherwise, but as for the two of them actually going through with a wedding? Eh, we're not holding our breath. A married Batman would be really weird, and with DC getting back to basics with Rebirth, we don't imagine they'd want to stage such a massive character-changing event. Also, Bruce already has a kid with a different supervillain, Talia al Ghul, and they never married.

So maybe the more important question to ask should center around what this big dark secret of Batman's is. Our best guess - it was young Bruce Wayne who killed his parents, not Joe Chill? OK, that's probably not it, but until issue #25 comes out, we're just going to assume we're right and that Catwoman's gonna marry him anyways. Keep in mind, they're both deeply disturbed individuals.

Batman #25 comes out June 21, 2017.
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